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Wisdom tooth growing into cheek

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Posted by: foxylady  (9 years ago)
Hi all!

My upper right wisdom tooth is growing in at an angle. It feels like the sharp edge is poking into my cheek and it hurts. My gum on that side felt quite uncomfortable. Is it necessary to remove this tooth or will I get used to the pain? My mom said the cheek will make room for the tooth. Do I need to wait until it has fully erupted?

Thank you for any advice you can give me.
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Posted by: blueberry  (9 years ago)
Hi Foxylady!

You may want to wait and see if the problem corrects itself. It takes some time for a tooth to fully penetrate through the gums and reach it's final position. If you are really bothered by the pain, consult your dentist about it.
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Posted by: freshmaker  (9 years ago)
Hello!

I would recommend you see a dentist and have your wisdom tooth removed as soon as possible. The inside of your cheek being scraped by the tooth may become infected.
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Posted by: ghnane  (9 years ago)
Dentistry is divided on the subject of removing wisdom teeth. Generally if the are asymptomatic you do not need to have them extracted. Make sure keep them clean by flossing and brushing since wisdom teeth tend to get cavities most often due to their nooks and crannies. In your case you are in discomfort and the tooth is injuring surround structures in your oral cavity. You should go to the the dentist and have a x-ray to evaluate the tooth's course and whether it should be kept or extracted.
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